I have more than 50 DVD-A's ripped to FLAC using Foobar and plugins. I like the sound quality of FLACs. Though you can use lots of players for playback because you now have the audio files in a readily useable format, Foobar will play back DVD-A's without ripping. However, once ripped to FLAC, in the Foobar GUI, you can see all four channels loading. DVD-A's are disappearing, and, therefore, becoming ever more expensive. If that were not the case, I would buy more. Next best, though, is high def recordings from folks such as HD Tracks.